Give a warm welcome for every participant when they arrive at your event.
Greet every participant as they arrive at your event. This makes the participants feel welcomed, also gives a sense of connection. Thus, this activity can be used as a passive ice-breaker.
And as the names keep rolling on the Big Screen, the participants may notice a familiar name or two. But even if not, the new names will have a familiar ring during networking, as they were already seen on the Big Screen. This way you can help your participants remember the names of their peers.
The Welcome activity works best when integrated with the Check-in activity.